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Publication numberUS5490359 A
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 08/272,053
Publication dateFeb 13, 1996
Filing dateJul 8, 1994
Priority dateJul 8, 1994
Fee statusLapsed
Publication number08272053, 272053, US 5490359 A, US 5490359A, US-A-5490359, US5490359 A, US5490359A
InventorsJacque Hepler
Original AssigneeHepler; Jacque
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Apparatus and method for attaching plastic siding or trim pieces to metal sheathing
US 5490359 A
Abstract
In combination, a metal sheathing of a building, a plastic covering sheet, means for properly attaching said plastic sheet to said metal sheathing comprising a metal clip having a top portion folded over the top of said plastic sheet and having a laterally punched out portion extending through said plastic sheet, a weld pin having one end extending through punched out portion of said metal clip, to contact with metal sheathing.
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Claims(1)
I claim:
1. In combination, a metal sheathing of a building, a plastic covering sheet, and means for properly attaching said plastic sheet to said metal sheathing, the attaching means comprising a metal clip having a top portion folded over the top of said plastic sheet and having a laterally punched out portion extending through said plastic sheet, and a weld pin having one end extending through said punched out portion of said metal clip, to contact the metal sheathing.
Description
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

No satisfactory method is known to properly attach plastic siding or trim pieces to metal sheathing of a building wihout burning the plastic siding or trim.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to overcoming the abovementioned problem by pin or stud welding the plastic siding or trim pieces to the metal sheathing with a burn shield to prevent burning the plastic siding or trim.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

FIG. 1 is a front view of a burn shield embodying the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a side view thereof; and

FIG. 3 is a sectional view thereof;

FIG. 4 is an enlarged sectional view thereof taken along line 3--3 of FIG. 1 as applied to a plastic J channel and metal sheathing shown in dash lines.

FIG. 5 is front view of the burn shield as applied to welding a plastic siding to a metal sheathing; and

FIG. 6 is a vertical cross section taken along line 6--6 of FIG. 5.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

FIGS. 1 2, and 3 show a burn shield embodying the present invention comprising a metal clip 1 bent to fold over the top of a plastic J channel 5, as shown in FIG. 4, or to a plastic building siding 2, instead, as shown in FIGS. 5 and 6. The metal clip 2 has laterally punched out portions 1a and 1b which project through the plastic J channel 5, as shown in FIG. 4, or through plastic building siding 2, as shown in FIG. 6 to form a welded joint.

As shown in FIGS. 5 and 6, the welded joint is formed by a weld pin 1d to which a capacitor discharge welder is applied to create weld fastening to the metal sheathing without burning either the plastic J channel (or siding) 5, such as vinyl siding of FIG. 6 which burning would otherwise occur, disfiguring the plastic material.

The metal clip 1 in FIG. 1 shields the back of the siding. Its parts 1a and 1b protrude through the siding and shield the edges of the slot.

The invention may be a tab, as shown in FIG. 1, or a continuous piece extending throughout the entire length of the siding 2. The tabs shown in FIG. 1 could be applied in the field. The continuous piece could be done by the manufacturer.

The burn shield can also be used as a spacer for screw fastening the siding to the sheathing.

The screw placed through the flanges fastens the siding and allows movement for expansion and contraction.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/506.06, 52/506.05, 52/545, 52/520, 52/547
International ClassificationE04F13/08, E04D1/34
Cooperative ClassificationE04D2001/3467, E04F13/0864, E04D1/34, E04D2001/3473, E04D2001/3438, E04D2001/3414
European ClassificationE04F13/08D, E04D1/34
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Sep 7, 1999REMIMaintenance fee reminder mailed
Feb 13, 2000LAPSLapse for failure to pay maintenance fees
Apr 25, 2000FPExpired due to failure to pay maintenance fee
Effective date: 20000213